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Rupani launches mobile app for collection of used cooking oil

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

Chief Minister Vijay Wednesday launched a mobile application for collection of used from restaurants and food processing units and convert it into bio-fuel.

The app, named 'RUCO' (repurpose used cooking oil) is a joint initiative of the Biodiesel Association of (BDAI) and the and Standards Authority of (FSSAI).

Using this app, restaurants and food processing units can request the pick-up of their used cooking oil, which would then be supplied to bio-diesel manufacturers as raw material.

On the very first day of its launch, the application received pick-up request of over 47,000 litres of used cooking from various food processing units in Gujarat, said BDAI

Besides Gujarat, the mobile app is also available in Delhi NCR, and

Addressing the gathering on the occasion, expressed his government's resolve to increase the production of bio-diesel using

"We are committed to promote this practice of converting used into bio-diesel. This process will ensure that the used cooking oil does not enter the again. It will also help us save foreign exchange by reducing import of crude oil," said.

The event was organised at as part of the Centre 'Swasth Bharat Yatra' campaign, aimed at creating awareness about healthy eating and converting used cooking oil into bio-fuel.

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First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 22:45 IST